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Amd FX-4170 Reviews

EaquitasAbsum

Overclockable to 5ghz

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Pros: Price, Overclockability, and Performance

Cons: Heat, Stock fan, and no software to take full advantage of hardware benefits

I bought this in October, for $124.00 at my local computer store and really enjoyed using it. At the 5Ghz I was able to get it on my first attempt at overclocking, since the last processor and computer I would have used was back in 1996 on a K6 which had no overclocking capabilities, it ran faster than my i7-2640M laptop at both compiling and gaming(based on Dev C++ and Borderlands2). The major downer about this CPU was it's single threaded application performance(pre 5Ghz) and the fact that AMD had created, once again a hardware feature that was not going to be fully utilized by the current software. Also they still haven't fixed the problem that AMD processors have with heat, on to top...
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